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Driftwood Inn and Cottages
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Quaint, Rustic....peaceful. Like going back in time. Unique. Our family have been going there for over 100 years! Right! Right on Casco Bay which is open to the Ocean, great big breakfasts and full dinners. Meals are optional, but who can resist starting your morning overlooking the ocean. The building are very old, but rooms have been updated, some with half baths. They also have cottages that are set back a bit, but some still with ocean view. with cooking facilities. If your looking for a restful, friendly place with all the Maine Backwoods atmosphere, this is it!!! They have an old pool which is saltwater, and not may favorite, but is your hardy, it will refresh you. Hey you're in Maine, not Florida.

Room Tip: No A/C, but really need a sweater more often than A/C. Lots of the rooms are water view.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

If you don't like the idea of the sound of waves all night, or if you don't like the idea that there might be a folk-singing community stopping in for the night to sing songs in the lodge library, you are welcome to stay at a golf resort somewhere. Actually, please don't stay here. But if you have anything beautiful in you, stay here.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Ari G
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

Over the last 10 years, I visit this inn at least once a year in mid-June or in early October in order to avoid the summer Maine mob scene. The rooms at each of their two old buildings right on the cove/inlet are small but well maintained. It's worth the extra money to get a room facing the water so that you can listen to it during the night and, if you are fortunate to be there for a full moon, watch it illuminate the scene when you briefly awaken at 2 or 3 AM for whatever it is that you do at that time. Don't go there for the room however, the main attraction is sitting on the porch in the late afternoon watching the waves break on the rocks just below. Sitting there, listening and watching, with a beer or bottle of wine that you brought is more relaxing than any tranquilizer I know of.

Room Tip: For solo travelers or couples, get a water-facing room at one of the two buildings on the cove. Fam...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 June 2013

We stayed at Driftwood Inn early in the season so it was relatively empty, and the restaurant wasn't even open for the season yet. The setting of the inn is absolutely stunning--overlooking a rocky bluff with the waves crashing. Two of the main buildings have terraces by the water and adirondack chairs outside, makes for a lovely place to just sit and watch the ocean and read. The building we stayed in had a common living room with a fireplace, which we used to make smores.

The only real downside to The Driftwood is that in the main buildings at least (versus the cabins), the bathrooms are shared. As we were the only ones in our building, it wasn't an issue, but I can imagine on a full weekend with all 6 bedrooms in the house full, it would be somewhat frustrating to only have 1 1/2 bathrooms available. The houses are charmingly old, so walls are thin, so be prepared.

All that said, we LOVED our stay here and would gladly come back, it's just worth recognizing that it's not for everyone and you should set your expectations properly to avoid being disappointed. You won't regret the setting or the charming accommodations or the lovely owners.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank mkday
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

It was 1991 when we last visited. We Did not see any changes, which was great. They still have the same cow bell to ring for dinner and breakfast. Great home base for day tripping to other areas. We stayed in the Inn with quite spacious rooms. Service was always friendly but somewhat slow depending on how busy the dining room is

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed 5 August 2012

I first visited the Driftwood Inn in the early 90's. I fell in LOVE then and have been coming back ever since. This Inn is very rustic, but the most relaxing, quaint and amazing place on earth. The Inn has rooms with shared bathrooms, but the 6 cottages are fully equipped. If you like amazing views, nature and sitting and reading then this place is for you. The Inn opens May to October and has a restaurant which opens late June/early July and closes in September but there are several other options for food on the island as well. This place is our home away from home....our #1 choice for a vacation!

Room Tip: Rooms in the Inn have shared bathrooms, the cottages are fully equipped and all have amazing views
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 November 2011

Spent a week with our three year old. Enjoyed the simple and cozy cottage. Amazing views. Nice walks. We will be back.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Address: Bailey Island, ME 04003
Region: United States > Maine > Bailey Island
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Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Bailey Island
Number of rooms: 24
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